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Assassination attempt on the life of Emperor Napoleon III fails in Paris

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
01/14/1858
Italian plotters led by the notorious rebel Felice Orsini attempted to assassinate Emperor Napoleon III as he rode in his carriage to the opera in Paris. Several bombs were thrown and although eight people were killed and more than a hundred injured the Emperor and Empress were unhurt. Most of the conspirators were arrested soon after; Orsini was tried and later executed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 366.

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